This edition of Ask Burgh Brides is dedicated to what is quite possibly the most asked question by brides to be…
Bride M writes…
I am getting married beach-side in Newport, RI. So here is my burning (and somewhat trivial) question for you: veil or no veil? I realize this is a preference but I keep going back and forth. We are getting married outside on a beach, so when I purchased my dress I said no to buying a veil. Then, the more I thought about it, the more I was like, “When in my life will I ever be able to wear a veil again?? Never.” So, then I got on the band wagon and started looking at veils. Turns out, like most wedding details, they are pricey. So is a veil going to just be in the way, blowing my maid of honor in the face or, worse, hitting my groom while we say “I do?” Or, is it a necessity because you only marry once and it really makes you feel like a bride?
Hey M! Thanks for writing, and for addressing a question that I think SO many brides struggle with. But let's get one thing straight first…wearing a veil doesn't make you a bride. Or make you not a bride. You're getting married. Therefore, you're a bride. Nothing is a necessity and you don't have to do anything, including wearing a veil. The best weddings are those that are personalized and reflective of the couple and where the couple is totally comfortable and happy. So if wearing a veil doesn't make you comfortable or happy, don't do it!
However, back to your original question…to veil or not to veil. Personally? I love veils. I think they're demure and feminine and they can really add something to your bridal look. Plus, like you said, when in your life will you ever have another opportunity to wear a veil? Likely never. So I'm all about seizing that opportunity. However, it's a totally personal choice and if you don't think a veil is for you, it won't make you any less of a bride.
There are some veil choices for those brides like you who might be on the fence. Because let's face it, not everyone can rock a cathedral length, and I tend to think they get in the way more than anything else. Think bird cage or finger tip length. You could also opt for a hip hair piece or fascinator instead (how very Kate Middleton of you!). Either way, you'll be absolutely beautiful and 100% a bride!
What about you readers out there? Will you be sporting a veil? Why or why not? Comment below and help a fellow Burgh Bride out!
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